BTA Launches Public Survey to Prioritize Local Bicycle Projects

The community is invited to take a survey on priority projects for the Blueprint World-Class Network update

August 20, 2012 – The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is asking residents of the Portland Metro region to weigh in on priorities for building a world-class bicycle transportation system in their community. The BTA hopes to collect input from thousands of people in order to create the next Blueprint for Better Bicycling, a guide to building a world-class network and transforming communities through biking.

The public can weigh in at surveymonkey.com/s/BTABlueprintSurvey

The BTA wants to hear from people who are currently riding as well as people who would be interested in riding if they had access to a safe network.

Respondents are asked to describe their level of confidence riding a bike and what types of streets or trails they prefer to ride on. They are then given the chance to browse and choose from hundreds of actual project lists from transportation plans of Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Washington County, Metro Regional Government, and the City of Portland.

Gerik Kransky, advocacy director of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance:

“By the standards of any other city in North America, Portland has already achieved success as a model for bicycle-friendly communities. But it is not enough. We believe bicycling can change our communities. We will use bicycles as a tool to create increased health and wealth of our citizens, and to build a transportation system that focuses on moving people, not cars.”

After analyzing the results of the survey to determine the public’s priorities, the BTA plans to release the publication for print and for web, and continue advocating priority bicycle transportation projects.

About the BTA  

The BTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization formed in 1990. It has 5,000 members, and advocates on behalf of citizens who bicycle at the local, regional, state and federal levels. It works to improve the conditions for bicycling through education, engineering and enforcement. The BTA is dedicated to creating healthy, sustainable communities by making bicycling safer, more convenient and more accessible.

 

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